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Monday, August 03, 2015

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This is Maori Language Week and there is a Maori proverb that should be at the front of every politician's mind. It goes: “He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata! He Tangata! He Tangata!” Translated this asks the question: “What...

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Vulnerable young people needing a supportive and stable living environment will benefit from a new accommodation service, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says. Supported Accommodation for Youth will see up to 21 young people aged 16-19, who are...

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The TPPA was a botch-up from the start, says New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters. “The Prime Minister must explain why he did a disservice to New Zealanders by talking up billion dollar gains from...

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Failure to get the TPP agreement across the line gives New Zealanders an opportunity to put more pressure on the Government not to sign away our sovereignty, opposition leader Andrew Little says. “New Zealand land, dairy and medicines are up for...

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Trade Minister Tim Groser is disappointed the TPP negotiations were unable to reach a conclusion on Saturday, but TPP ministers collectively pledged to meet again as soon as possible to finalise the deal. "Good progress was made this week, but a number...

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National has missed another opportunity to fix the Auckland housing crisis, with nothing in John Key's speech today to tackle it, says Labour's housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “First home buyers are drowning under the ever rising...

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Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today confirmed that more than 230 new classrooms are on-track to be delivered over the next 18 months to help meet increasing rolls in Auckland. “Last August, the Government...

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Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says he is seeking assurance following the arrest of a person who has been employed until recently as a psychiatrist at Waikato DHB and is suspected to have carried out identity fraud. “Allegations of this nature...

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The Government will introduce a package of immigration measures aimed at improving the spread of workers, skills and investment across New Zealand, Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse says. “Thousands of people from all over the world are moving...

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Prime Minister and Leader of the National Party John Key today reiterated the National-led Government's commitment to an open economy which embraces free trade and immigration. Speaking at the National Party Annual Conference in Auckland, Mr Key...

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